Captain Boomerang himself has revealed what those costly Suicide Squad reshoots are really for, and it’s got nothing to do with the film’s lack of jokes. Check out what he had to say below
Jai Courtney’s journey to become Captain Boomerang may have been a difficult one, but after seeing Suicide Squad's new spine tingling trailer we are all interested to see what the Aussie will deliver. The role of the Australian DC villain who likes to chuck boomerangs around was originally given to Tom Hardy, however, due to scheduling conflicts the Brit had to turn it down. Then Jai Courtney stepped in, much to the fans concern. It’s safe to say that Mr. Courtney hasn’t impressed everyone with his recent performances. However, he keeps on getting big roles, which either means he’s got one great agent (Ari Gold, we’re looking at you), or he’s impressed a few very important people in Hollywood. Courtney recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about Suicide Squad’s re-shoots, and revealed the real reason behind them. Check out the interview below.
We originally reported that Suicide Squad was going through expensive re-shoots to make the film funnier. This didn’t really come as surprise, especially after the negative reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s very bleak tone. That movie could have benefited from a ‘joker’ or two (get it?). However, according to Jai Courtney, that couldn’t be further from the truth. When asked about the news that Suicide Squad was undergoing re-shoots to make it ‘funnier’, Courtney replied: “Is that the word?” He continued: “I think there’s plenty of that in it. I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier. There’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing which is pretty dope. Really we’re just adding in that sense.”
Courtney finished that statement off with a cheeky: “You can’t believe everything you read.” Courtney went on to talk about his original reservations about playing Captain Boomerang. “When you’re talking about the genesis of that character was in really camp sixties comics and you read that old material and he’s racist. And it’s a cliche old Aussie stereotype.” He continued: “But thank God they gave it to an Aussie and not someone trying to do a terrible version of our accent.” Was that a slight dig at Tom Hardy? Do you believe Jai?